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LISTEN! to The Night Beats’ Space Grease Cover of “Sloop John B”

LISTEN! to The Night Beats’ Space Grease Cover of “Sloop John B”

You know, I never much cared for the Beach Boys. In fact, until recently, I was all but totally against them. Maybe it was on account of how embarrassed I was to ever be young enough to love “Kokomo” or maybe it was all that time I fucking hated California...

WATCH! Wussy Ripple Rock Space Time in “Dropping Houses”

WATCH! Wussy Ripple Rock Space Time in “Dropping Houses”

Goddamnit, I love you Wussy and I have since – somehow – “Maglite” somehow found its way into my frontal lobe a couple years ago and then, not so soon thereafter, the …Popular Favorites remix became the only thing that could get me out of the house on any given...

WATCH! Amber Tamblyn Cry (Havoc) Over Spilled (Condensed) Milk in “Hungry”

WATCH! Amber Tamblyn Cry (Havoc) Over Spilled (Condensed) Milk in “Hungry”

I thought I was watching a grotesquerie of BDD when I first spied White Lung‘s new clip for “Hungry” (off Paradise, due 5.6 via Domino) but, upon further reviews (and with director/White Lung cover artist, etc. Justin Gradin‘s assurance) I understand what I was really seeing was a bit of...

WATCH! Kill the Vultures Wax the Callow Depth in Top Soil

WATCH! Kill the Vultures Wax the Callow Depth in Top Soil

I know I still might now know shit about hip hop but I know well enough to pay attention to a band that B L A C K I E says is worth a good goddamn and so here we are with Kill the Vultures who I don’t know well...

MYRKUR IS TOURING NORTH AMERICA!

MYRKUR IS TOURING NORTH AMERICA!

Pardon the caps but it’s been a minute since we were this excited for metal but MYRKUR is kind of a big fucking deal around here. A one-woman black metal act that plays as readily to faerie folk as it does to the carrions of hell, MYRKUR broke all manner...

LISTEN! to the Swooning Tar Beach Beat of Heat Dust’s “Seeking a Praxis”

LISTEN! to the Swooning Tar Beach Beat of Heat Dust’s “Seeking a Praxis”

Back in the days of purple streaks and bitter, bitter New England winters when I was just a pale boy with some dumb scars and a script that would level out Mark E. Smith I was nothing short of a full-blown goth. Hmmmm. Maybe not. It wasn’t until college that...

LISTEN! to the Hallowed, Hopeless Death Stomp of Wolf Eyes’ “Enemy Ladder”

LISTEN! to the Hallowed, Hopeless Death Stomp of Wolf Eyes’ “Enemy Ladder”

I fucking love Wolf Eyes. Love ’em. Love ’em. Love ’em. Even though (or maybe because) they drive me out of my hopeless skull and straight into some no future fuck beast that’s all wet hair and teeth any and every time I’ve ever indulged in their Trip Metal/Trap Mental/Trope...

WATCH! Publicist UK Serenade the Heavy Hell in “Away”

WATCH! Publicist UK Serenade the Heavy Hell in “Away”

Okay, so you won’t really be watching Publicist UK do anything in their new clip for “Away” (except for briefly, maybe?) as the video is a brooding amalgam of high contrast/concept visions of abandonment, assorted witchy shit and circles but – whatever, dude – it works well and proper to...

WATCH! Coheed and Cambria Play Hard the Bitter Triumph in “You Got Spirit Kid”

WATCH! Coheed and Cambria Play Hard the Bitter Triumph in “You Got Spirit Kid”

I have never cared for Coheed and Cambria because I don’t like prog no matter how postmodern it can get between the punks and the metalheads in a McLuhanian bro off and I also can’t handle Rush (though, thanks in no small part to the Trailer Park Boys, I have...

WATCH! the Mice Rise and Brunch in Eternal Summers’ “Come Alive”

WATCH! the Mice Rise and Brunch in Eternal Summers’ “Come Alive”

I tell people, sometimes, that I used to be a rat catcher. This is a lie. I’ve never caught or killed a rat in my life and even if I had the chance, I’d probably skip it because rats are kind of awesome. Mice on the other hand? Fuck a...

WATCH! Glen Hansard Inspire the Beatific Pugilist in “Winning Streak”

WATCH! Glen Hansard Inspire the Beatific Pugilist in “Winning Streak”

Being a NYC boy of somewhat Irish descent (the plot lines twist a bit between the Scots and the French) with a yen for carved hearts and inimitable rock and roll, I have always had a soft spot for Glen Hansard. Mostly with the Frames but who couldn’t love the...

LISTEN! to the Delectable American Melodrama of Frog Eyes’ “Joe with the Jam”

LISTEN! to the Delectable American Melodrama of Frog Eyes’ “Joe with the Jam”

I wouldn’t know who Douglas Sirk was if it weren’t for John Water’s relentlessly reverent homages and I wouldn’t know who Frog Eyes is if it weren’t for…well, to be perfectly frank, I don’t really know who Frog Eyes is despite their decade plus commitment to idiosyncratic desperation. I know...